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Two held for attempt  on sarpanch's life:
The police have arrested Pradeep Kumar and Rajnish Kumar, both residents of Haripura village, on attempt to murder charge. Sources said a case was registered against four persons for allegedly making an attempt on Bishanpura sarpanch Daleep Kumar's life during the Lok Sabha elections. Two others were at still at large, sources added.

2 brothers killed in mishap: Vishnu (32) and his brother Arjun (27) of Jaitpur were killed when a vehicle hit their motorcycle on the Pallu road in west Rajasthan on Thursday. In another incident, Suresh Suthar (27) of Rawla in Hanumangarh district was killed when a tempo hit his motorcycle near Shobhasar on Wednesday night.

In-laws arrested: The police have arrested Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Basant Nagari here, his brother and mother for demanding dowry. In her complaint to the police, Jagdeep's wife alleged that he had been torturing her to establish unnatural physical relations besides seeking more dowry. Jagdeep was remanded in police custody for two days, while his mother Pal Kaur and brother Amandeep Singh were sent to judicial custody.

Two held with narcotics: The police have arrested truck driver Gurdev Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran, with 1 kg opium. The police said the contraband was recovered from the truck’s cabin near Daulatpura village on the Sriganganagar-Abohar road. The truck was coming from Sriganganagar. In another case, Krishan Lal of Kallarkhera village was held with 20 gm smack.

2 killed in road mishap:
Two persons were killed and three injured in a collision between two cars on the Barnala-Raikot road near here. The deceased have been identified as Nirmal Singh and Gurjinder Singh, both of Malerkotla. The injured were admitted to DMC Hospital, Ludhiana. A case had been registered against the driver of a car, Kiratpal Singh.

Assembly session from July 15:
Punjab Governor Shivraj V. Patil has summoned the 8th Session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on July 15. An official spokesperson said the 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha had been summoned by the Governor to meet for its eighth session on July 15 at 2 pm at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Hall, Vidhan Bhawan.

32 officers transferred: The Punjab Government today announced the transfer orders of 32 officers, five IAS and 27 PCS officers. The five IAS officers — A Karthik, Rupanjali, Amit Kumar, Kumar Amit and Neelima — have been posted as additional deputy commissioners in Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Ferozepur and Jalandhar, respectively. Other than these officers, the government has transferred three re-employed PCS officers and 24 other PCS officers. These officers have been posted as ADCs and SDMs in various districts.

Child dies in roof collapse:
A 3-year-old child died and three members of his family were injured when the roof of their house collapsed following heavy rain at Dhilwan Kalan village on Thursday. The deceased, Deep Singh was the son of Pritam Singh, a labourer. Some firewood was stored on the dilapidated roof, leading to its collapse. A brick hit the child, killing him on the spot.

NRI booked in dowry case:
The Garhdiwala police have booked three persons following the death of Lakhvir Kaur of Bhattian village. She was married to Dubai-based Sukhjit Singh of Ramgarh village in Phagwara. The deceased's mother Balwinder Kaur alleged her daughter's in-laws had been harassing her for more dowry. Lakhvir allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

PMC chief takes charge:
Dr Gurinder Singh Grewal on Thursday took over as president of the Punjab Medical Council. Enlisting his priorities, he said the foremost task would be to enable e-functioning of the council under which the registration of doctors would be done online. Dr MK Sobti, former president, Indian Medical Association, Punjab, Dr Arun Mitra, Dr Kulwant Singh, Member, Punjab Medical Council, and Dr SK Prabhakar were present.

Mohindra College starts BALLB:
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, becomes the first government college in the state to start a five-year Bachelors in Law course from this academic session. The university has got the requisite approvals for 120 seats for this course. Dr Sukhbir Singh Thind, principal, said the college had set up a new building, moot court and a seminar hall.

5-yr jail for murder bid:
A local court on Thursday awarded a five-year sentence to Manjit Singh of Gajpur Bela village in case of attempt to murder here. The convict has also been fined Rs 5,000. Manjit had stabbed Dharminder Singh in the stomach of his village following an altercation.

5-yr jail for murder bid: A local court on Thursday awarded a five-year sentence to Manjit Singh of Gajpur Bela village in case of attempt to murder here. The convict has also been fined Rs 5,000. Manjit had stabbed Dharminder Singh of his village in the stomach following an altercation.


Monsoon session to begin from July 11:
The monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha will be held from July 11 .The consent of the Cabinet has been obtained through circulation of the agenda to the Council of Ministers, a press note stated here on Thursday.

Two HCS officers transferred: The government has issued the posting and transfer orders of two HCS officers. Virender Lather, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Sonepat, has been given additional charge as MD, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Sonepat, in place of Namrata Singal, who has been posted as Joint Director (Administration), Medical College, Khanpur Kalan.

Fellowship for PGIMS doctor:
Dr Naveen Malhotra, a professor of anaesthesiology at the PGIMS here, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Indian College of Anaesthesiologists (FICA). He was awarded the fellowship during the annual convocation of the college in New Delhi recently. He is the first doctor from Haryana to get this fellowship.

Gohana girl tops MS exam in Singapore university:
Nancy Mittal of Gohana has topped the National University of Singpore in the Master’s of Science examination held in May. She completed the two-year postgraduate degree in one academic year only. Nancy's father Naresh Mittal said his daughter completed her B Tech degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra.

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